1505 – 1656: Malays were believed to have been brought to Ceylon by the Portuguese.
1706 – Susuna Mankurat Mas- Ex King of Java landed in Ceylon. Upon his in 1737 at Colombo, his family sent back to Java.
1708 – Javanese Prince Pangeran Adipathi Amang Kurat 111, with family and retinue was banished to Ceylon.
1722 – 1723: Group of 44 Javanese including Princes and Chief’s sent to Ceylon. Chief Minister Danuraja was banished to Ceylon.
1728 – Arya Mankunegara, a brother of king Pakubuwana banished to Ceylon by the Dutch.
1743 – A Javanese Noble, Radini Adipati Nata kusuma was banished to Ceylon by the Dutch.
1745 – Susuna Kuning – King of Java surrenders himself to Dutch and is banished to Ceylon.
1763 – Formation of Malay company consisting of deportees and 31 slaves.
1765 – Arrival of Malay battalion from Batavia led by Captain Baba Lye with the intention of capturing the Kandyan capital.
1767 – Batara Gowa Amas Madina 11. The former King of Gowa was exiled to Ceylon by the Dutch. The death of the King of Goa in 1795 after nearly 30yrs of life in exile in Ceylon.
1783 – Javanese Pandan Balie donates land in Wekanda, Colombo to build a Malay Mosque. The Mosque was built in 1786.
1798 – 1811: The appointment of a Malay Committee by Frederick North, the first British Governor of Ceylon to inquire into the grievances of the Indonesian Princes and Noblemen.
1834 – 1841: Migration of Malay’s to Ceylon. Total of 332 Malay’s migrated to Ceylon.
1873 – The disbandment of the Ceylon Rifle regiment of Malays.
In 1987, Dr Hussainmiya (a Sri Lankan Malay University Lecturer) published the book “ Lost Cousins “ – the Malays of Sri Lanka.
(Ref: Malay Directory written by Tony. P. Miskin and published in 1990 by the Sri Lanka Malay Association.)